Artists Invited to Get Creative with Lights

The Airdrie Festival of Lights Society in cooperation with the Creative Airdrie Society announced a call for artists to submit original artwork for a new light display.

The winning artist will receive up to $2,100 cash and prominent exposure at the Festival, which attracts an average of 50,000 visitors a year. Four semi-finalists will receive $100 each. The Deadline for submissions has now Closed.

All entries we received are being reviewed now, and our Winner will be announced shortly.

The winning design will be developed and installed for the 2014 Festival of Lights season. All entries with a locomotive design theme will be welcomed.

Design Criteria:

  • Artists may submit their designs as 8.5×11 PDFs, or photos, or scans.
  • Maximum finished design size of the display is expected to be 2 metres by 2 metres.
  • Design theme is a locomotive engine with engineer/driver.
  • Design may include animation elements (please indicate).
  • Last day to submit is April 15, 2014.

 The Outcome:

The winning design will be announced at the Airdrie Festival of Lights Society annual general meeting in May 2014. Five semi-finalists will each receive a $100 honorarium.

The winning artist of the winning design will receive a $100 honorarium, plus $1,000 for working with the development team to create the final installation. Display construction may consist of steel frames, strings of lights, mesh lights or LED curtains.

The the winning artist will also have an opportunity to earn a further $1,000 commission by designing a series of train cars/characters to match the locomotive design.

Artists can submit proposals to The Airdrie Festival of Lights Society at

Submissions should be attached to the email message. We also recommend that artists follow up with a phone call to 403-912-XMAS (9627) to ensure their submission has been received.

For more information:

Airdrie Festival of Lights Society: Erin Phillips 403.714.0449

Creative Airdrie Society: Sherry Shaw-Froggatt 403.807.1272

One Response to News

  1. Brenda Kerr says:

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